[Samba] extending files slow on FAT filesystems

Mattias Rönnblom hofors at lysator.liu.se
Mon Sep 4 19:18:31 GMT 2006

Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org> writes:

> > I agree the VFAT solution is the right way of fixing it, but I could
> > live with workarounds as well. Pre-allocating space before writing is
> > not strictly necessary, as far as I can tell.
> There is no workaround possible from Samba. We're *NOT*
> pre-allocating, the driver is. That's where the fix must
> be.

I know. But it is possible (conceptually, at least) to work around
this issue in the clients. Whence my (slightly off-topic) question
about changing Windows XP SMB client behavior.


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